posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 02:42 PM
reply to post by charles1952
Well, I don't really know how to respond to this. In my experience, the denominations that mimic the Roman Catholic use the same hymns, the same
mythology, the same supernatural atmosphere, the same symbolism. At the end of the day, the people are eating little wheat/water wafers and drinking a
sip of a beverage that is derived from grapes, and imagining that it has been 'transsubstantiated' or whatever, into flesh and blood.
It is a pagan ritual devised to satisfy the blood-lust and gory myth of consuming the Christ himself. If only those members of the congregation could
say, 'Well, of course
i realize it's nothing more than a tasteless chip of edible wheat/water! It isn't the flesh of a long-dead man, nor it
this beverage really his literal blood....it is symbolism!". SYMBOLISM
, that the priests act out in a wonderful, awe-inspiring ritual,
performed every time in the same exact way.....
with music, low lights, bowed heads, fancy robes, incense (sometimes), solemnity....I've watched them 'prepare' the Host for countless Sundays. They
are still just wafers....that the priest holds up in a bowl or plate toward the sky and waves his hands over.
When the congregation members get to the rail in front of the altar, they hold out their cupped hands (or alternately open their mouths) to receive
it....but it is still nothing more than what it is: a wafer that the church purchased. I looked up yesterday the 'recipe' for the Host....there are
coupons available for church purchasing agents, btw.
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